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Will Wheaton did some very nice commentaries on his experiences with the Season 1 episodes.  A couple of them were published online and can still be summoned from the Internet Archive, probably; they were also collected in an eBook that I'd still like to read someday.

Ahh, the Jandrew Edits.  In case you weren't already convinced of Andrew Hussie's questionable mental state.

General Discussion / Re: Coffee or Tea?
« on: Today at 01:03:35 am »
You're overcomplicated things.
You sure don't make it seem simple.  I mean, geez, 80°C?  Am I supposed to monitor the temperature with a thermometer?

Douglas Adams, at least, was quite adamant that the water is supposed to be boiling.  He had no objections to milk either.

It does have the confusion since there's dozen of way of making coffee and people are usually religious about one way or another :D
I guess you can get into French presses and other such crazy apparatus, but as far as I'm concerned, it's just maker-filter-scoop-water-done.  It did take me a while to catch on that my particular coffee maker seemed to yield a much better cup with a coarse grind rather than a fine grind – so of course I was quite distressed with Tim Hortons decided to discontinue their coarse-ground product, and now I'm starting to learn about how the grinding machine at the supermarket works.  I was also very happy to find a stainless steel carafe, as I was accidentally cracking my glass ones regularly.

When I first started out, I somehow got it into my head that when faced with an empty pot of coffee, you could just dump some more water in over the already-used grounds and get more coffee, as the resulting liquid will still be brown.  This I now understand to be a terrible idea.

General Discussion / Re: Coffee or Tea?
« on: April 30, 2016, 09:50:00 am »
I tried stuff like that for a while but most of it had aspartame. Every time I injest something with that, at first I think "Yeah, this aint bad" but then later when I decide to have more I can't finish it because my body simply is not interested/does not crave it. I must have real sugar or my body is like "No. This is boring. Gimme the good stuff. ...Fine then. I'm not thirsty anymore. Just forget it". LOL
I've gotten pretty used to sweetener.  I can tell when someone accidentally uses sugar instead; I can just feel it on my teeth.

I'm actually contemplating giving caffeine pills a whirl.

General Discussion / Re: Coffee or Tea?
« on: April 29, 2016, 11:49:39 pm »
Tea doesn't have to be complicated. Boil some water, turn it off, set some tea bags in it and let them soak for 30 mins to an hour. Get a gallon or half gallon pitcher, pour in a cup of sugar for a gallon of tea, pour in the water that the bags soaked in, ring the rest of the water from the bags out into the pitcher, stir, chill/drink. Making it a cup at a time just seems siliy when you can make a whole gallon and throw it in the fridge.
Iced tea?  I make that from a mix when I need to.  It never occurred to me that it could be a cheap and efficient means of getting my caffeine fix.  (And when it's late and I have a lot of boring documents to read, caffeine is the way to go.)

Depends on how many bags you use and what type of tea it is. I suppose you can make it as strong as you want.
Tetley briefly made a high-caffeine product called Perk which greatly intrigued me, but by the time I learned of it, they were already discontinuing it.  Sigh.

General Discussion / Re: Coffee or Tea?
« on: April 29, 2016, 08:54:53 pm »
I rather like tea, but it's just so awkward.  You start off with the tea bag in the hot water, and – then what?  Do you pay attention and take the tea bag out after a certain time?  What do you do with it afterwards?  What about cream and sugar – do you put that in right away, or do you have to hang around and wait until you take the tea bag out?  It's all much more convenient if you have it sitting there steeping in a separate kettle, but then you need to have that separate kettle sitting there, and – ugh.

Coffee has none of this confusion and is stronger anyway.

Don't they have more color variants when you press certain buttons?
There are a couple of "hidden" characters like Gold War Machine (practically Iron Man) and Hyper Venom (practically Carnage).

I was watching an episode of Cutie Honey: The Live
They made a series ?  I saw the movie, but gee, this is news.

I think I already mentioned once that apparently the official Rayearth sub insisted on translating the suffix "-chan" as "-ster".  So, it's not entirely absent from English.

My bugbear is when "Kore wa... [trailing off]" gets translated as "This is...", which is not a way people in English talk, ever.  Something like "What's this?" or even "Huh?" would be more appropriate.

Personal Projects / Re: Super Pitfall NES (improvements)
« on: April 25, 2016, 05:07:25 pm »
AGDQ did this speedrun last year that made the whole thing seem like a lost cause.

Oh, I forgot to mention Aquaria.  A quality indie game through and through, pretty far ahead of its time.

Xeodrifter is kind of neat, but it's so short it's practically snack-size.  (Also, the secrets are so stupidly hidden that there's no way you'll find them without a guide.  I hate it when developers do that.)

Vengeance on Talos V
I think you mean Vigilance?

Anyway, how about Shadow Complex?  I think the PC version is still free.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Super Mario Bros Hacks (All versions)
« on: April 16, 2016, 12:08:49 am »
What do you call an ordinary level hack?
Just any hack that looks like it only changes the levels (and maybe the graphics) and doesn't try to mess around with the powerups or the game's code in general.  Making a hack that would actually disable the suit in some way is considerably more difficult than the alternative; there are probably many more hacks in which it is intact than there are hacks in which it is altered in some fashion.

Picking one at random, http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/665/ features the suit in the screenshot, so there you go?

Newcomer's Board / Re: FFVI Advance Save File Editing
« on: April 16, 2016, 12:01:17 am »
There's a useful example regarding SNES FFV at http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=13740.0 , which links to http://www.romhacking.net/documents/627/ .  Maybe you'll be lucky and FFVI GBA will use something vaguely similar.

Probably the best way to start would be to make some .sav files with as little difference as possible between them – like, say, compare the save file after throwing away an ether versus a save file after throwing away a potion.  Hopefully the resulting files will feature a changed value at the same address (and one that looks completely unrelated to any other inventory quantities); that would probably be the checksum.

Of course, save states will probably have no such checksums involved and can probably be edited much more freely if you're so inclined.

There's actually a known bug with the "PRG0" version that was fixed in the "PRG1" version relating to Fry Guy's death.

Perhaps you should check which revision you are using?

Gaming Discussion / Re: Super Mario Bros Hacks (All versions)
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:08:59 pm »
Does anyone know of a SMB 3 hack that has the Tanooki suit in it that can turn into a statue?
That's in the original SMB3, so any ordinary level hack would do?

General Discussion / Re: PSA: Back up your PC
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:06:16 pm »
So what programs or methods are you using for backup these days?  I've reached a point where I'm not even sure what I should be backing up anymore, let alone where and how often.  It's not like I'm generating loads of irreplaceable creative output.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Super Mario Bros Hacks (All versions)
« on: April 13, 2016, 08:08:10 pm »
Seems someone starts a thread like this every few weeks.

I still like Super Demo World.

Mario Adventure is a masterpiece – there might not be much else that compares to 3Mix as far as SMB3 hacks go.

Well, that's the same question, isn't it?  Do you know of any official 3 or 4 player SNES games that are working on a PSP?

Gaming Discussion / Re: Frog Fractions
« on: April 12, 2016, 11:30:44 pm »
Hey, remember that Kickstarter?

Seems the devs are still having lots of fun.


I remember hearing about something similar to this, but I think it was with a camera flash in Super Punch Out.
There's a camera flash in the first Punch-Out during the first Bald Bull fight.  That one was revealed by the devs themselves:

The whole crowd is pretty twitchy, so it would not be at all surprising if there are more things like this.

My most recent experience with Punch-Out was in Ultimate NES Remix, where there's this one freakin' stupid fight with a powered-up Glass Joe.  Knocking him out with one punch seems to be totally random, but it's the only way to get a perfect score.  A very silly game, Ultimate NES Remix.

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